JUST IN: Twin Peaks sets sights on Dayton, Cincy and Columbus for expansion

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Twin Peaks franchisee seeks to open seven sports bars in central and southwest Ohio.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Twin Peaks, a restaurant and sports bar chain, has signed a franchise agreement to add as many as seven new locations in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus.

“Ohio’s is about to have a new favorite sports bar,” a Twin Peaks spokeswoman said. No locations have been announced, but the agreement with central and southwest Ohio franchisees anticipates that all of the new restaurants will be open within about four years.

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Launched in suburban Dallas in 2005, Twin Peaks bills its restaurants as “the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch food and the coldest beer in the business, served by friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls surrounded by scenic views and the latest in high-definition TVs.”

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The chain operates 82 locations in 25 states. Most locations are 6,000 to 8,000 square feet and employ 125 to 150, a Twin Peaks spokeswoman said this morning, Aug. 2.

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“Twin Peaks is so much more than the typical sports bar,” Ed Williams, managing member of franchisee JEB Food Group LLC, said in a release. “The polished mountain lodge setting, scratch menu, Twin Peaks Girls, and the brand’s universal promise of serving its draft beer at 29-degrees, offers a unique experience unlike anything else in the industry. It’s a huge hit in all of its current cities, and we have no doubt that Ohio will be any different.”

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Twin Peaks CEO Joe Hummel said the chain has “been looking forward to expanding through Ohio and the northeastern states ever since we started franchising ... . JEB Food Group has an awesome team with a lot of experience and expertise, so we are excited to have them lead the way into central and southern Ohio.”